What does rampant mean?

Here's a list of possible definitions for the term rampant:


Princeton's WordNet

  1. rampant(adj)

    unrestrained and violent

    "rampant aggression"

  2. rampant(ip), rearing(adj)

    rearing on left hind leg with forelegs elevated and head usually in profile

    "a lion rampant"

  3. rampant(adj)

    (of a plant) having a lush and unchecked growth

    "a rampant growth of weeds"

Wiktionary

  1. rampant(Adjective)

    rearing on both hind legs with the forelegs extended

    The Vienna riding school displays splendid rampant movement

  2. rampant(Adjective)

    rearing on its hind leg(s), with a foreleg raised and in profile.

  3. rampant(Adjective)

    tilted, said of an arch with one side higher than the other.

  4. rampant(Adjective)

    unrestrained or unchecked, usually in a negative manner.

    Weeds are rampant in any neglected garden.

  5. rampant(Adjective)

    rife, or occurring widely, frequently or menacingly.

    There was rampant corruption in the city.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Rampant

    ramping; leaping; springing; rearing upon the hind legs; hence, raging; furious

  2. Rampant

    ascending; climbing; rank in growth; exuberant

  3. Rampant

    rising with fore paws in the air as if attacking; -- said of a beast of prey, especially a lion. The right fore leg and right hind leg should be raised higher than the left

  4. Origin: [F., p. pr. of ramper to creep. See Ramp, v.]

Freebase

  1. Rampant

    Rampant is the fifth studio album by the Scottish hard rock band Nazareth, released in 1974. It was their third and to be the last LP produced by Roger Glover.

Military Dictionary and Gazetteer

  1. rampant

    (Fr., literally, “raging”). In heraldry, an epithet applied to a lion or other beast of prey when placed erect on the two hind-legs, with only one of the fore-legs elevated, the head being seen in profile. When the face is turned toward the spectator, the attitude is called rampant gardant, and when the head is turned backwards, rampant regardant. A lion counter-rampant is one rampant towards the sinister, instead of towards the dexter, the usual attitude. Two lions rampant contrariwise in saltire, are sometimes also said to be counter-rampant.

Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of rampant in Chaldean Numerology is: 7

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of rampant in Pythagorean Numerology is: 2



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